AN ARCHIVE OF love stories

Being invited into the the lives of extraordinary people is an incredible privilege. The stories I adorn through my imagery capture the true essence of the human spirit and the art of being in love.

A letter for my daughter…the graduate

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” | unknown





Where do I even begin…how does time fly so fast.  I just dropped you off at pre-school and now you are graduating high school.

The baby of the family…heading off into the big find your find your purpose…to discover your passion.  It’s exhilarating and terrifying at the same time.

As we all know, my emotions are all over the place (ha!)..but ultimately, I am so very grateful to have been given the great honor and privilege of being your mama.  Parenting has by far been the most difficult challenge of my life…and I know that I didn’t do it perfectly…but wow, I am so proud…of ALL three of my wonderful children…and I know your Daddy would be proud too…missing him so much…as I know you are too.

My precious  AnnaLee you are not only the funniest person I know, but I am so impressed by your wit,  your intelligence, beauty, and your compassionate heart.  You are such a gifted dancer and I am going to miss all the cheer and dance competitions!  (Mostly..LOL)

My heart could not possibly hold more love for you and I look forward with great expectation to your bright future.  A future of success, true love, and JOY.  My prayers will never cease for you.

Never doubt yourself…or who God created you to be.  Be a light in this dark world..and know that I am always on your side…no matter what.




Make-up by Robin Opal

Hair by Bria – The Nest Salon

  1. Jana Long says:

    So beautiful Amanda!!!! All your babies are growing up! I just love that last dress – the back! So gorgeous!

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